I ran the Glencoe Marathon last Sunday! 26.2 miles. I only went and flipping did it! And enjoyed it - oh heck, what if I end up doing more of these mad things?! I finished in 6 hours 6 minutes. A solid 54 minutes faster than I thought I would be! Here's a wee run… Continue reading My first marathon! The Glencoe Marathon Gathering
The Glencoe Marathon. My current mad challenge. Entering was a good idea at the time. I'll complete this 26.2mile race a week before my 26th birthday! hopefully... I've grown up knowing lots of amazing runners who do these big epic races (& bigger). My dad once ran the West Highland Way in 2 1/2 days,… Continue reading The Glencoe Marathon Gathering
Skye is an absolutely stunning island off the West coast of Scotland. It's the largest Isle of the Inner Hebrides, and despite being over 5 hours from Glasgow or Edinburgh, it is still a hugely popular tourist hotspot. I've been to Skye quite a lot - almost once a year since I was 8 months… Continue reading The Isle of Skye
Wild camping in Scotland. For some people, the idea alone might be the stuff of nightmares. Wind, rain and midgies - I can see why you might be hesitant. But done well and in friendly conditions, wild camping can give you the time to explore more remote and wild place. Sometimes you even get views… Continue reading Try: Wild camping in Scotland
Scotland may not be the first place you think of when you go looking for clear waters to splash about in the outdoors. But if you're up for braving a chill and battling the midges, you may just find something rather special.
It's been an odd summer in Scotland this year. Though not particularly warm, I have had so many bright and clear days out on the hill! I never thought I would grumble about good weather, but looking to fill my logbook for a Mountain Leader assessment, I am actually hoping for some horrible weather over… Continue reading Another Adventure Attempted